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Rafael Nadal cheers on Real Madrid in Champions League

Rafael Nadal was spotted this evening in Madrid where he watched his beloved football team, Real Madrid, in the UEFA Champions League against Napoli. Our champ, accompanied by his father Sebastian and sister Maria Isabel, enjoyed a quite phenomenal atmosphere at the home of the club he supports. He had plenty of reasons to smile as Real Madrid won 3-1.

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal loses in five sets to Roger Federer in Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal was defeated by Roger Federer 4-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, 3-6 to be the runner up at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

As always Rafa was humble and gracious in defeat, with sincere words for his opponent, and thankful towards his supporters:

Good evening everybody. Congrats to Roger and his team. It’s amazing how well he’s playing after being away for so long. For sure, you have been working a lot to make that happen. I am very happy for you.

It was a good month for me, no?

Today was a great match, Roger deserved it a bit more. I am going to keep fighting throughout the whole season… to have a great season and come back here for so many years. (via Australian Open)

ALWAYS WITH RAFA!

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Milos Raonic to set up Australian Open semi-final with Grigor Dimitrov

Rafael Nadal sailed into the Australian Open semi-finals with a straight-set defeat of the big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in two hours and 44 minutes.

Rafa reached the last four in Melbourne for a 5th time with a 6-4, 7-6(7), 6-4 win.

2009 champ, seeded 9th as he seeks an 15th Grand Slam title, faces Grigor Dimitrov in the last four.

After the match, Rafa said:

I am not a very arrogant person so I always have doubts. It’s normal, even when I was winning a lot I had doubts so you can imagine when I wasn’t…

I had a great career, but a lot of tough moments. That makes me enjoy this even more.

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal defeats Gael Monfils to reach Australian Open quarter-finals

(AP) Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in a fourth-round match at the Australian Open, advancing to his 30th Grand Slam quarterfinal.

After a match in which Rafa had difficulty converting break points – six of 17 – the Spanish lefthander clinched it on his second match point with Monfils serving.

2009 champ will next play third-seeded Milos Raonic.

After the match, Rafa said:

I am very happy to be back in the quarter-final of a Grand Slam without being there for a couple of years. The crowd here is always supporting me. I just want to say thank you very much to everybody.

Now, I am a little bit tired. But probably tomorrow I will be a little bit better and hopefully the day after perfect.

I just need to play very, very well [against Raonic]. He’s the third player in the world. He’s a top player with an amazing serve. I will need to wait for my opportunities. (via Australian Open)

This will be Rafa’s first Grand Slam quarter-final appearance in 20 months. His long-term girlfriend, Maria Francisca Perello, is with him in Australia for the first time and he joked “after 10 years my girlfriend finally gets a wild card”.

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal reaches Australian Open fourth round with win over Alexander Zverev

Rafael Nadal has progressed through to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a five-set victory over Alexander Zverev.

2009 champ, who won 4-6, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2, said:

[How did I get through that?] Fighting, I think. He’s the future of our sport, and the present too, no? He was trying to push me back and I was not feeling very well because I was losing too much court and he took advantage from inside. I said forget about the result and just fight for every point. (Australian Open)

[When Zverev had cramp] I tried to focus on myself, and it’s not an ideal finish for him but I see that he suffered in two games but then started to move better. Sometimes when you get cramps, it’s because of nerves but you can still play. I needed to stay focused and to get the second break I had to play some great points.

You can’t hope to have an easy fourth round opponent, but I’m very happy to be through and it’s exciting to play either Philipp [Kohlschreiber[ or Gael [Monfils].

I’ve lost the last few five set matches, but today I said ‘today’s the day’ and with this fantastic crowd everything is less difficult. Thank you very much. (via Telegraph)

Rafa goes on to face France’s Gael Monfils or Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the last 16.

PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal to face Alexander Zverev in Australian Open after beating Marcos Baghdatis

2009 Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal has made it through to the third round of the Grand Slam following a straight-sets win over Marcos Baghdatis.

Rafa saw off the Cypriot’s challenge in impressive fashion on Thursday, dispatching of his opponent 6-3, 6-1, 6-3.

Since I wasn’t able to watch Rafa’s match I’m really happy to read that our champ showed enough of the old passion and firepower in the two hour 13-minute clinic at Rod Laver Arena.

After the match, Rafa said:

It was a good match. I didn’t play during the night yet so the conditions were different and it was tough to adjust at the beginning. Marcos is a great player, especially in this court, he has a special feeling. It was a great victory. I feel great in my body with no injuries now, I can’t ask for anything more. (via Australian Open)

Rafa will play German Alexander Zverev in the next round.